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2021 Grant in Aid

Grants and In-Kind Support to British Columbia Nonprofits and Community Groups in Eligible Locations for Community Programs and Events

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Grants of up to $7,500 and in-kind support to British Columbia nonprofit organizations and community groups in eligible locations for programs that benefit the community. Funding is intended for programs and services, and may be used as start-up funding for programs or initiatives to assist groups who are hosting a special event or organizing the inaugural of what is intended to be a regular event in Merritt.

Grants in Aid are intended to encourage innovation that supports or contributes to the community and the goals of Council. Grants in Aid are provided to non-profit and community groups on the basis that they provide valuable programs to the community and are unable to raise all their required funding without the City's assistance.

Grant Types:

  • Financial Aid- Grant in Aid applications that include a request for financial assistance for programs or events.
  • In-kind - Grant in Aid applications that include a request for in-kind use of a City-owned facility.

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GrantWatch ID#: 149035

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant has individual limits of $7,500 per organization or $500 for teams/individuals participating in recognized competitions.

Term of Contract:

Grants in Aid are not intended to provide on-going support and all approvals shall be considered on a year-to-year basis and continuing support should not be anticipated.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants in Aid are provided to non-profit and community groups on the basis that they provide valuable programs to the community and are unable to raise all their required funding without the City’s assistance.

Grant in Aid funding will not be provided to fund raise for a charity or an organization other than the applicant.

A Grant in Aid should not be used for any other form or section of a taxing or local government authority, such as School Districts, Regional Districts, Hospital, etc., or organizations or functions that are primarily funded by other level of governments.

A Grant in Aid must not be provided to an “industrial, commercial or business undertaking”.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the 2021 Grant Applications is Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

The Financial Services Manager will advertise annually in October the criteria for Grant in Aid with a December 15th deadline for submissions to be considered for a grant in the following calendar year.

Council will make a final decision on the approved Grants in Aid by March 1st each year, with notification given to all the applicants immediately thereafter.

All applicants need to review the Grant in Aid policy prior to completing the Grant in Aid application.

Council may require all organizations who are applying for grant funding to attend a workshop on financial stewardship and accountability.

Council will disburse approved Grant in Aid funds:
- In advance at the discretion of Council, or at another time specified by Council during the approval process.
- 50% at the time of approval and 50% upon the receipt of the final reporting.
- At another time as specified by Council during the approving process.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Forward your completed Grant in Aid application form and supporting documentation to the City of Merritt City Hall.

In Person: 2185 Voght Street
Mail: PO Box 189, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8

For application questions please contact:
Sean Strang, CPA, CMA
Phone: (250) 378-8635

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